“You keep making history”: Prince Charles pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth | Video

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Prince Charles paid this Saturday a emotional personal tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth IIduring her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, praising the monarch for uniting the nation and continuing to make history during her 70-year reign.

Carlos spoke at a pop music concert that opened with a comedic skit of the 96-year-old monarch having tea with the bear. Paddingtonwhich closed with the melody of the anthem “We Will Rock You” by Queen tapped into a china teacup.

The heir to the throne appeared towards the end of the concert outside Buckingham Palace. While pictures of Elizabeth’s reign were displayed on the walls, Charles, 73 years old, he said that the Jubilee had given the country an opportunity to say thank you.

Your Majesty, you have been with us in our difficult times. And it has brought us together to celebrate moments of pride, joy and happiness,” Carlos told the crowd of 22,000, with millions more watching on television.

“He has met us and spoken with us. You have laughed and cried with us and, most importantly, you have been there for us, during these 70 years. You promised to serve your whole life and you continue to do so. That’s why we’re here,” he added, referring to the queen as “mum.”

Elizabeth herself was not present, as she has missed several Jubilee events due to “episodic mobility problems” that have made you cancel commitments recently.

In the clip from Saturday, she told Paddington that she always kept a jam sandwich – the bear’s favorite – in her bag. The song “We Will Rock You” by Queen was in charge of opening the show, in which the cast of “Hamilton”, Alicia Keys and Diana Ross also participated.

The opening video featuring the fictional character Paddington had echoes of 2012, when the queen appeared with the eUK’s most famous fictional spy, James Bondin a video for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

The four days of celebrations to mark the monarch’s seven decades as queen began on Thursday with a military parade and a flyover by the Royal Air Force, and on Friday with a National Thanksgiving Service.

Addressing the crowd at Saturday’s show, Carlos praised his mother and acknowledged another absentee: his father, Prince Philipwho died last year at the age of 99.

“My father would have enjoyed the show and wholeheartedly joined us in celebrating all that you continue to do for our country and our people,” he said.

“You keep making history”.

Elizabeth ascended the throne at the age of 25 in 1952. after the death of his father, George VIinheriting the dominance of a United Kingdom emerging from the ravages of World War II and with Winston Churchill as Prime Minister.

Altogether, during his reign there have been 14 prime ministers and 14 presidents of the United States; the Berlin Wall rose and fell; The United Kingdom entered and left the European Union; and his nation’s own empire, once mighty, disintegrated, replaced by a 54-nation Commonwealth.

Isabel contributed to the creation of the latter and many consider its success her greatest achievement.

Polls suggest that a large majority believe the monarchy should remain. A recent Ipsos poll puts support for the queen at 9 out of 10 respondents. But Carlos is less popular and support among young people is declining.

Supporters see the queen as a source of soft power in the world and a stabilizing factor: a bridge between the past and the present of the nation.

While Carlos was paying his homage, projections of the queen that he himself had selected were projected on the walls of the palace.

These included a carriage ride with former South African President Nelson Mandela during his 1996 state visit and his famous 2012 handshake with former IRA guerrilla commander Martin McGuinness, who later became Ireland’s deputy prime minister. from North.

Sunday will be the last day of the celebrations, when singer Ed Sheeran will join some 10,000 artists and the armed forces in a parade that will trace a route similar to the one the queen took at her coronation.

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